This is Ibrahima Niang, who, along with Fatoumata Sy, makes Senegalese dolls by hand. His hands give us form. He creates our frames out of wire and recycled materials (paper, foam). We don’t look all that dashing yet, but we’re getting there… Afterwards, Fatoumata Sy takes over, cutting and sewing our clothes, putting our clothes on, and adding our finishing touches.

He decided to show us his work on the roof of his home. Ibrahima tells us he has traveled in many African countries to show his creations (clothes, handicrafts). He now lives in Dakar’s suburbs.

Assane Ndiaye